Wednesday, November 15, 2006


Last Tuesday (Nov. 7th) my mom had an aneurysm burst in her brain. She has had two brain surgeries since then, and is in the Trauma Neurological Intensive Care Unit at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Roseville. She's getting better, but it is going to be a very long, slow process.

I spent last week up there with her and the rest of my family. Now I'm home to take care of my family, but I'll probably be heading back up to visit (and especially if anything major changes). Part of me wishes that I could just stay there indefinitely...but I also know that I have responsibilities here. It is hard, sometimes, to know how to balance being a daughter with being a wife and mother.

I'm finding it very hard to write much about all this. It is like there is so much in my mind and heart that it just creates writer's block. Thankfully, my sister doesn't have this problem. She has started a blog to chronicle my mom's recovery. You can read about it here.

Please pray for my mom, and for my whole family. Mom is such a vibrant, determined, energetic woman that I think we all thought she was completely invincible. That such a thing could happen even to her is a huge shock. Pray for her healing, and for our family as we deal with all the changes this event brings.


kelly t said...

We'll be praying for your mom, Emily. And for you. It must be very emotionally and physically draining. Lord have mercy upon you and your family.

Sarah said...

Hi Em, I know what you mean. Actually, I don't know what to write, either. I'm just faking it on that blog. It's not about how I feel; it's kind of academic. It's surreal.

Linds said...

We love you, Em. We're praying.

Anonymous said...

I've added your mom to our morning prayer list at work. I hope you don't mind.

Emily said...

Slowlane, I don't mind at all. Thank you for praying for her.

Dy said...

You are all in our prayers, here.